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Riddick AoDA launch trailer

Riddick AoDA launch trailer

Atari and Starbreeze released the launch trailer of The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, available last week in the US and at the end of the month in Europe.


Launch trailer

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Commented on 2009-04-08 16:09:36
this is how this shit should've been done ages ago...
http://i41.tinypic.com/65cy7b.jpg
Sick and tired of looking to logos of games with pc, wii, x360 all aligned, and that stupid and humongous "playstation 3" spideman logo in extense.
Abbreviate that shit up!

Great game, btw!
Commented on 2009-04-08 19:28:55
Nice trailer. thx!!
Commented on 2009-04-08 20:23:07
Its out already?? :P
Commented on 2009-04-08 20:23:59 In reply to jesuschrist
Posted by jesuschrist
this is how this shit should've been done ages ago...
http://i41.tinypic.com/65cy7b.jpg
Sick and tired of looking to logos of games with pc, wii, x360 all aligned, and that stupid and humongous "playstation 3" spideman logo in extense.
Abbreviate that shit up!

Great game, btw!
Lol that's the first i've ever heard of someone talking about how the console logo's are arranged at the end of a trailer since my time here began.. Interesting jesuschrist lol
Commented on 2009-04-08 21:29:48
Can't wait for the end of the month, so excited! I've been preparing myself by watching the Riddick trilogy of movies. Dark Fury was awesome.
Commented on 2009-04-08 21:48:09 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
Can't wait for the end of the month, so excited! I've been preparing myself by watching the Riddick trilogy of movies. Dark Fury was awesome.
The reviews aren't that good. Still getting this day 1. Loved the first!
Commented on 2009-04-08 22:11:11
Got it.

I don't think Butcher Bay actually holds up that well, but it's still a very good game. Dark Athena actually seems just as good to me so far.

I think they did change the AI somewhat. I know for sure some of the enemies don't get stunned quite as easily as in the old Xbox and PC versions.

If you're looking forward to this one, you'll at least like this remake / new title. There's nothing really wrong with the game.
Commented on 2009-04-08 22:29:02 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
The reviews aren't that good. Still getting this day 1. Loved the first!
dude... whait, what?

It's Butcher's bay. One of the Best FPS of last generation. People don't need reviews... even how much flawed, short, or dissapointing Dark Athena can be ( I can't see how ), it's still a stellar package.
Triple AAA Double HD Dip Offer!
Commented on 2009-04-08 23:26:04 In reply to jesuschrist
Posted by jesuschrist
dude... whait, what?

It's Butcher's bay. One of the Best FPS of last generation. People don't need reviews... even how much flawed, short, or dissapointing Dark Athena can be ( I can't see how ), it's still a stellar package.
Triple AAA Double HD Dip Offer!
times have changed since then and now. the game doesnt hold up as well as it once did, both visually, design wise, gameplay wise. i think the reviews for the game are just as relevent as any other game.
Commented on 2009-04-09 01:28:20
Times haven't changed THAT much. EFBB still holds up even now as an experience and was well ahead of many games on its release - even the most negative review still regards its innovative status. It does a lot many games still can't seem to do... offer a well rounded package, with excellent storytelling and atmosphere.

The reviews have been above average to good. Not everything has to rate 90% and above!
Commented on 2009-04-09 02:12:46
Still cant believe GT gave it a 8.3 for presentation and Ninja Blade a 4.8... WTH ?

Not very objective imo, but anyways: We all know which one's the better brand.
Commented on 2009-04-09 02:27:42
I only learned today it is a remake of Butcher bay lol
Can't wait to pick it up when it reaches the 40$ range a couple of months from now
Commented on 2009-04-09 03:33:32
Riddick games are still much further than most other games, it's a stealth action FPS hybrid much like Beyond Good or Evil or other games that can't be pinned down.

It's all about brands and sequels in game reviews, why do you think CoD 4 was rated highly even with its outdated game design flaws? Or RE 5? Or Gears of War 2? Those games are as outdated as many other mediocre games, but they get reviewed well because of brand loyalty, nostalgia, or having a good multiplayer to make up for lacking single-player.
Commented on 2009-04-09 10:13:47 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
It's all about brands and sequels in game reviews, why do you think CoD 4 was rated highly even with its outdated game design flaws? Or RE 5? Or Gears of War 2? Those games are as outdated as many other mediocre games, but they get reviewed well because of brand loyalty, nostalgia, or having a good multiplayer to make up for lacking single-player.
Have you seen Killzone 2?
Without the blur and post-processing effects, it even is a more mediocre game to the first, who was as average, but at least had more variety and stuff like type of units.

Just generic shooter meets excellent tech. ( or at least shinny, because I dont see the appeal or all stuff being blurry and all that, just to say how awesome is the effects and all. When I'm gonna start to play the game, at least let me hav a option to play with a crystal clear image. )
Commented on 2009-04-09 15:26:49 In reply to SplitTongue
Posted by SplitTongue
Still cant believe GT gave it a 8.3 for presentation and Ninja Blade a 4.8... WTH ?

Not very objective imo, but anyways: We all know which one's the better brand.
Only a 8.3 .... this game is a Legend man
Commented on 2009-04-09 18:42:19
8.3 is way too high imo... This looks so dated. I mean, all that Starbreeze did is add a few glow FX here and there + Depth of Field. That's it. It's not even a proper Remake if i compare this to my PC version. It's still worth the money because of Dark Athena so i'm getting it either way, but that sort of objectivity (or should i say fanboyism) over at gametrailers is seriously bugging me...
Commented on 2009-04-09 19:31:30 In reply to SplitTongue
Posted by SplitTongue
8.3 is way too high imo... This looks so dated. I mean, all that Starbreeze did is add a few glow FX here and there + Depth of Field. That's it. It's not even a proper Remake if i compare this to my PC version. It's still worth the money because of Dark Athena so i'm getting it either way, but that sort of objectivity (or should i say fanboyism) over at gametrailers is seriously bugging me...
Ok for you is way too high 8.3 for a complex Story ... and you play Ninja Blade ??? lucky You.
Commented on 2009-04-09 20:15:16
I'm disappointed with the art direction this time around. I was watching the Xbox vs Xbox360 comparisson vid at Gametrailers and boy, have they messed it up badly!

The lighting, shadowing and colour palette is completely off imo. I didn't realise how bad the game actually looks, especially taking into account how good the xbox version looked back then, and in many aspects still looks better than the 360 version. Sure, the 360 version is more advanced in terms of tech...but that comparisson vid perfectly illustrates that art > tech (all within reason obviously).

As for the game itself, Butcher Bay is still one of the best games ever made imo, but having exactly the same game this day and age, doesn't impress me as much anymore. It's still probably one of the better games around, and the mix of action, adventure, stealth, melee combat is still great...but it's like Ninja Gaiden 2: To be as impressive as the 1st part, it would have to offer so much more than it does now. ..
Commented on 2009-04-09 20:24:22 In reply to jesuschrist
Posted by SplitTongue
8.3 is way too high imo... This looks so dated. I mean, all that Starbreeze did is add a few glow FX here and there + Depth of Field. That's it. It's not even a proper Remake if i compare this to my PC version. It's still worth the money because of Dark Athena so i'm getting it either way, but that sort of objectivity (or should i say fanboyism) over at gametrailers is seriously bugging me...
Err no. They added a lot more visual stuff than that. MANY more lights, new textures, DoF and motion blur. New material shaders.

You're fucking dumb if you think your old PC version is better. They only added textures to that version.
Posted by jesuschrist
Have you seen Killzone 2?
Without the blur and post-processing effects, it even is a more mediocre game to the first, who was as average, but at least had more variety and stuff like type of units.

Just generic shooter meets excellent tech. ( or at least shinny, because I dont see the appeal or all stuff being blurry and all that, just to say how awesome is the effects and all. When I'm gonna start to play the game, at least let me hav a option to play with a crystal clear image. )
Killzone 2 mediocre? FUCK NO. It's a very tight game. Might not have much new style or innovation but it's the best playing FPS this generation.
Commented on 2009-04-09 20:30:35 In reply to powder
Posted by powder
Might not have much new style or innovation but it's the best playing FPS this generation.
Nop.

Even Crysis is a better SP fps overall. Might not have a as well made MPlayer, but as a singleplayer experience, its better one.
Commented on 2009-04-10 20:16:23
Bought the game last week. It's awesome, I highly recommend it.
Posted by jesuschrist
Have you seen Killzone 2?
Without the blur and post-processing effects, it even is a more mediocre game to the first, who was as average, but at least had more variety and stuff like type of units.

Just generic shooter meets excellent tech. ( or at least shinny, because I dont see the appeal or all stuff being blurry and all that.
God, you are such an idiot for trying to turn this Riddick launch trailer thread into a flamewar about the flaws of Killzone 2.

I've seen your post history. Stop being a fanboy and taking every single opportunity to bash anything PS3-related.

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